May Birth Symbols

Happy May Arcadia Run residents! Summer is right around the corner and we are so excited for these upcoming months. But May is still a great month filled with fun, excitement, and beautiful weather. You know what they say, April showers bring May flowers. 

The May birth flowers are the beautiful Hawthorn and Lily-of-the-Valley. 

The Lily-of-the-Valley is a perennial groundcover that can spread it’s small, dainty, bell-shaped flowers widely given the right conditions. The flower represents sweetness, the return of happiness, and purity. 

Hawthorns are flowering shrubs a part of the rose family with flowers that bloom in May in small red, white, or pink clusters. Small berries, called hews, sprout after the flowers. The hawthorn has been a long-standing symbol of hope. 

For those interested in learning more about the month of May, its birthstone is the emerald. Coloring ranges from light to rich green, with more saturated hues being more valuable. The emerald symbolizes rebirth and fertility and was thought of to grant foresight, cure various diseases, soothe nerves, improve memory, and ensure loyalty. 

May acts as the bridge between spring and summer in Manassas, VA, hinting at warmer weather for those still stuck in spring’s grasp, while heating things up for those already well on their way.

Local Events for Arcadia Run

It’s finally spring Arcadia Run! April is the first full month of the new season, and we are already enjoying the warmer weather and beautiful blooming nature. It is the ideal time to get out and enjoy the local events in Manassas, VA.

The 5k Beer Run– This fun run starts at Sinistral Brewery at 11 am on April 22nd. Walk, run, or jog a 5k course that weaves throughout the Historic Old Town of Manassas. A portion of the proceeds from the race goes to support local non-profits. 

Mountaintop Dinner Experience– A free family dinner on top of a mountaintop. Including live performances, raffles, and beautiful views. 

This, That, & The Other: 80s Rock/ Metal Tribute– Band members from Cinderella, Bret Michaels Band, Funny Money, and more have come together to form an 80s rock/metal cover band that will blow you away with their sound. Party all night long on April 7th at The Salisbury Center located at 8890 Mathis Avenue Manassas, VA 20110. 

These are just a few of the incredible events happening in our Manassas, VA backyard. Sign up for one of these events, or all of them, or find other ways to appreciate the spring season at Arcadia Run!

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Arcadia Run

On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women all around the world. At Arcadia Run, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment are essential to creating a better world. That’s why we are thrilled to celebrate this important day with our residents, staff, and community.

To honor this day, we have put together some ideas for how you can celebrate and show your support for women:

Support women-owned businesses: Shop at local stores owned by women, or order from restaurants and cafes owned by women. You can also look for organizations that support women entrepreneurs and make a donation.

Attend an event: Attend a virtual or in-person event dedicated to women’s empowerment and gender equality. This could be a panel discussion, a workshop, a movie screening, or a concert.

Educate yourself: Take some time to read and learn about the struggles and achievements of women throughout history and around the world. You can also learn about the current state of women’s rights and gender equality in your community and beyond.

Volunteer: Support a local women’s organization by volunteering your time or making a donation. You can also organize a fundraiser or donation drive to support women in need.

At Arcadia Run, we are committed to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all of our residents. We believe that every individual deserves respect, equal rights, and equal opportunities. On this International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the strength, resilience, and achievements of women, and let’s continue to work towards a more equal and just world for all.

Cute Valentine’s Day Craft

It’s the most romantic day of the year, Arcadia Run residents! But, seriously, no pressure. 

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the end-all-be-all of romance. It can be simply a great day to enjoy with those you love. Even just spending some quality time and having fun with a loved one in our community room will have you feeling the love. There are plenty of ways to show your love this Valentine’s Day. 

While gifts are a traditional part of the holiday, they don’t have to be budget-breaking. Sure, places like Target are overflowing with adorably-themed pillows, candles, wreaths, and the works. But what could be better than creating something with your own two hands?!

Make a DIY Etched Wine Glass: Surprise your sweetheart with a home-cooked meal and a personalized etched wine glass. Which is actually much easier to make than it seems!

Heart-Shaped Elbow Patch: Wear your heart on your sleeve, literally. Make it yourself or for your Valentine, using an old sweater or two and scrap fabric (or even paper)! 

Lipstick Art: All you need is a piece of white card stock and shades of lipstick for this fun-themed wall art. 

Valentine’s Day is all about love. Spend the day in Manassas, VA or cuddle inside, as long as you are surrounded by love then there’s no way to go wrong.

Continue Making Mindful Changes in Arcadia Run

A new year is, of course, the perfect time to take a look back on the past year and reflect. 2022 may have looked a little different, and your New Year’s Resolutions may look different this year too. As these past few years have taught everyone a lot about health, wellness, and proper lifestyle choices. 

Perhaps you want to try smaller goals, instead of one overarching goal for the year. Or find a word that inspires your choices this year. Just make sure you set a goal that works for you! Here are some ideas to get you started. 

There are the usual ideas of getting healthier or eating better, and those are always great! Find ways to stay active during the day, even in simple ways. You could purchase a standing desk so you’re not hunched over all day. Or you could buy a healthy eating subscription service and have less junk food in the house.

Some other non-typical resolution ideas include being more polite, meeting new people, learning a new skill, becoming more romantic, and so many other things!

No matter your New Year’s Resolution, stay dedicated, create realistic goals, and walk into this new year with your head held high!

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9 Ways To Make Your Apartment More Cozy This Winter

As fall nights get colder reminding us that winter is just around the corner, “cozy” becomes an important word.

At Arcadia Run, our apartments give you lots of space to live, work, and be happy.

And each of these luxurious spaces can be made cozy with the right touches.

Because we know you’re now wondering “how to make my apartment cozy,” we have put together a list to help.

This winter, cozy up your Arcadia Run apartment with these nine tips:

1. Big, fluffy blankets

The bigger and fluffier, the better. A shag or sherpa blanket is just the thing to cuddle up in and instantly feel cozy. Just imagine sitting near the extended windows of your Arcadia Run apartment and watching the snow fall as you’re wrapped in the embrace of the plush wonderland that is your blanket. You could even find a good weighted blanket for a bit of extra comfort.

2. Plush or fake fur rugs

The vinyl “hardwood” flooring that runs throughout your Arcadia Run apartment is durable, stylish, and beautiful (we wanted you to only have the best). But one thing that can help your space feel more cozy is a plush or fake fur rug. Such a rug gives you something soft to wiggle your toes in—toe wiggling being a very cozy activity.

3. Slippers

And if you don’t want to interrupt the elegant flooring of your apartment with a rug, then get yourself a nice pair of slippers. Slippers are like portable plush rugs for your feet! They wrap your tootsies in cozy warmth and remind you with every step that comfort is always underfoot. Slippers are also a great tag team with a blanket or rugs in making your Arcadia Run apartment feel extra luxurious.

4. Decor with warm wood colors

Just like the aforementioned floors in your Arcadia Run apartment, warm wood colors help evoke a feeling of coziness. These shades conjure images of ski lodges and wooden cabins in the snow—two very cozy locations. So, use this to your advantage and add some decor and furniture in warm wood colors. This can be as simple as adding some photos in chunky natural wood picture frames on your coffee table to as elaborate as upgrading to a beautiful stained wood TV stand. Build the vision of cabins and lodges around you while you nestle into your fluffy blanket.

5. Flowers and greenery

Especially as they begin to disappear as the seasons change, flowers and greenery become very important decorative items. They complement the warm wood colors, ornamenting your apartment with reminders of spring and summer, and bringing the natural world outside into your apartment. They can be real or fake (depending on how green your thumb is), but their mood and cozy-enhancing properties will still be effective. Try clustering some succulents on your kitchen counter, or adding a hanging ivy (very easy to keep alive!) in a corner of your living room.

6. LED string lights

Quite simply, LED string lights bring the stars into your apartment. And nothing is cozier that snuggling up under the stars—especially when you can do it in the comfort of your Arcadia Run residence! We recommend decorating with LED string lights with warmer color temperatures (3,000K or less), as most decorators agree warmer color temperatures increase a room’s cozy appeal. There are also LED string lights that twinkle, pulse, or subtly change color, which can create the feeling of holiday lights—definitely a cozy touch.

7. LED candles

LED candles take LED string lights to the next level of realism. They look like real candles and often feel like real candles with a wax coating, but you’ll rest easy knowing you can’t be burned. Some LED candles come with a remote control and an automatic timer, meaning you can have them turn on and off at the same time each day. If you put several LED candles of various heights on a mirrored tray, the flickering light will bounce all around your apartment. Cozy magic!

8. Cozy scents

Never forget how important scents are. Not to get too sciency, but the location of your nose fast-tracks information straight to the parts of your brain that control emotion and memory. So, having cozy scents, like pine or cinnamon, from candles or other air fresheners can make your Arcadia Run apartment constantly conjure feelings of coziness from days gone by. And those are some of the best kinds of cozy.

9. Warm beverages

Warm beverages have two cozy benefits. First is their tantalizing scents (and you already know about those) which can float from your decadent kitchen throughout your Arcadia Run residence. And second, is the warmth they produce inside you as you drink them. Be it tea, coffee, mulled wine, hot cocoa, or an adult spiced cider, drink a little coziness.

Those are nine ways to turn your spacious Arcadia Run apartment into a cozy retreat this fall and winter season. They are simple, little touches that surround you with warmth and softness and flickering lights, making a smile curl across your relaxed and reminiscing face and your eyelids droop in cozy and contented bliss.

10 Amazing Ways To Transform Your Apartment Walls

The walls of your apartment surround you and keep in all your stuff.

They are also blank canvasses waiting to be adorned, personalized, and made fabulous.

Apartment living precludes putting holes in your walls, but there are so many other ways to transform your apartment’s walls.

While a few of these suggestions have also appeared in our previous blog[CM1]  about apartment decorating, they are important enough to re-mention here and expand on.

Here are ten of the best wall ideas for your apartment to make it feel even more like you… like home.

1. Art and photographs

Art and photographs are naturals for decorating your walls, but you have to take care not to harm your walls in the process. Good thing that science has caught up with decorating! There are many name-brand and generic non-permanent, wall-safe hanging solutions available, from simple poster hanging tape to hooks that can support art up to 16 lbs. Try clustering inexpensive art prints in matching frames or black and white photos in colorful or ornate frames for a gallery wall. You can even create your own art (even if you’re not an artist – really, you’re allowed!) using low cost art materials found in ubiquitous craft stores or online. Whether it’s one piece or a collection, art will instantly add personality to your walls.

2. Temporary wallpaper & vinyl decals

Wallpaper is another way to add uniqueness, color, and texture to your walls. But it’s not the wallpaper of old—this wallpaper is removable. Like a giant sticker, temporary wallpaper goes on easy and comes off even easier, leaving no trace it was ever up. If you just want a little decor on your walls, there are many removable vinyl images you can find—of famous quotes, famous video game characters, famous views, and so much more. Peel-and-stick (and-remove) wall decor at its finest.

3. Mirrors

Mirrors add instant depth to a room, but they don’t have to be heavy affairs. A search at any “everything” store will find lightweight mirrors that can easily be hung the same non-harmful way as art and photographs. Checking thrift stores will often yield really fancy-looking mirrors that are actually in painted plastic frames (meaning they aren’t heavy and can easily hang via a removeable hook). Try hanging a group of mirrors of different sizes, or creating a pattern out of many small mirrors (this works best in mirrors without frames). To brighten your apartment, try hanging a mirror where it will reflect the light from a window or sliding glass door into the room.

4. Tapestries

Tapestries have adorned walls for generations. Once needed as a pretty form of insulation, they are now fully decorative pieces of textile art. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, patterns, and weights—meaning there’s a tapestry out there that will add more “you” to your space without needing industrial hardware to hang. Try layering tapestries to bring more dimension and depth to a smaller room.

5. Draperies

Changing up your drapes—your curtains—is one of the easiest ways to add a splash of pizzazz to your apartment. Changing the length of your curtains can also create a different feeling of space in the room, anywhere from taller to cozier. Curtains can also be added anywhere there are walls in close proximity with the use of tension rods, which can be a great way to divide a room (for example, to create a WFH space).

6. Maps

Some people like accent walls, but why stop there? Maps can create destination walls! Maps are not only colorful, but can also be full of memories. You can find scratch off maps that allow you to mark places that you’ve visited, or corkboard maps that come with push pins to mark off your trips. They are a great backdrop to ornament with details, photos, and mementos of places you’ve been. Or, they can be a platform on which to plan future memories and adventures.

7. Sticky notes

Sticky notes have one job: to stick without harming surfaces. So, use them to your advantage. They don’t have to just be for shopping lists, birthdays, or other messages you want to remember. They can also be arranged to make art, paper pixel by paper pixel. Doodle on them. Write poetry on them. Use them for a wall of ideas. The best thing about them is that they are completely portable, so your “art” can move all around your apartment walls—wherever you need a bright spot of inspiration or color.

8. Cork board or whiteboard (or chalkboard)

And while we’re on the subject of ideas, you could always hang or stick up a cork board or whiteboard (or chalkboard) to use as your idea or art factory. There are so many colors of markers for whiteboards and chalkboards you really can create actual works of art on them now—art that you can change in an instant! Or, just like our maps suggestion, use them as a base from which to build a collection of memories, photos, and mementos. Swap out inspirational sayings, seasonal holiday decoration, or any other bits of happiness your fancy desires. These are great for kids too (just remember to hang them at kid level for easy access), and you’ll be inspiring your little artist(s) to create masterpieces.

9. Color-change lighting

Okay, now we’re getting a little more high tech, but high tech doesn’t have to mean difficult. Accent lighting can be as simple as a smart, color-change bulb or as complex as bias lighting for your TV with color sync technology (that changes color and brightness based on what’s on your screen). No matter which type of lighting you use, being able to quickly change the color of your walls is a great way to make a space feel exciting, or intimate, or professional, or…well, you can create nearly any atmosphere with the right lighting.

10. Fake windows

Fake windows can add vistas to your apartment otherwise not possible: another country, another planet, another time. They can be as simple as adding dark tape to a photo (or photos) to simulate the window frame and grilles, or as complex as building a fake window complete with hidden lighting and speakers to simulate outdoor conditions. Regardless of the complexity, fake windows can be portals to your imagination and create something new for your wall space.

The walls of your apartment are all around you. They are functional, but they are also large blank canvases where you can add more personal touches to your Arcadia Run residence. When you feel like adding some style to your home, try some of our best wall ideas for apartments—and let your decorating inspiration flow!

6 Places to Enjoy Live Music in Manassas, VA

There is nothing like live music.

The energy of actually being there and feeling the sound waves as they are produced is magical.

It’s a uniting experience, a transformational experience, and an experience that’s just a lot of fun.

And Manassas is a haven for live music.

Here are 6 of our favorite live music venues in Manassas, VA—and they’re all right around the corner from Arcadia Run!

1. Philadelphia Tavern

Philadelphia Tavern has been a mainstay in Manassas for 30 years. Featuring upscale pub dining with a Philly flair, Philadelphia Tavern has the feel of an authentic Philly tavern (probably because the original owners brought the recipes and traditions of a 100-year-old bar from Philadelphia). Enjoy brews from local distilleries and breweries as you snack on elevated pub fare, including the best Philly cheesesteak in town (if they don’t say so themselves). And all this deliciousness pairs perfectly with Philadelphia Tavern’s live music.

2. Monza

Monza is a noteworthy casual bar and restaurant in Old Town Manassas. As you tap your toes to live music (most weekends), you’ll be enjoying some delicious food and drink. With home-made pasta, subs, burgers, salads, and sandwiches, there’s something for everyone. Especially if you love authentic, brick oven pizza (it’s one of their specialties). Plus, sip from a drink list that’s one of the (if not the) largest in town—including made-to-order sangria.  

3. Okra’s

Okra’s is a flavor not to be missed, serving Cajun and Creole dishes to Manassas residents for over 22 years. Where else can you snack on alligator bites, sink your teeth into voodoo chicken, and chow down on some of the best gumbo you’ll ever taste? And where can you do this while enjoying live music? Only at Okra’s, of course. Okra’s also offers a straight-from-the-chef delivery service to make sure you can enjoy their mouth-watering food in the comfort of your own home.

4. Battle Street Live Concert Series

The Battle Street Live Concert Series is a joyous celebration of coming together. When Public House Kitchen & Brewery first opened, they were envious of the live music offered at Okra’s and Monza. So, they decided to team up together and create The Battle Street Live Concert Series. Running from the first weekend in May through the first weekend in October, you can enjoy alfresco dining and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. These concerts are a great way to really unwind on the weekends.

5. Farm Brew LIVE

Farm Brew LIVE calls themselves “a destination brewery campus.” 8 acres of beautiful Virginia countryside (on the site of the historic Thomasson Barn) full of food and craft brew venues accompanied by live music. Right now, Farm Brew LIVE features 2 Silos Brewing, Co. and tasting room, The Pit BBQ and beer garden, La Gringa Food Truck, and The YARD outdoor live music venue. But Farm Brew LIVE is also growing, meaning there will be more food and fun coming soon. It’s no wonder Farm Brew Live was the winner of Virginia Restaurant Lodging Travel Association’s 2018 Travel Attraction of the Year—and still going strong!

6. Harris Pavilion

Not only does the Harris Pavilion host a weekly farmer’s market, but it’s also home to an annual free summer concert series right in the heart of Old Town Manassas. Take some time off from shopping in Old Town and hear both visiting artists and local bands perform almost every genre of music imaginable: country, jazz, rock, R&B, and everything in between.

While some of the live music performances at these venues have been impacted by the pandemic, more and more are returning. If it isn’t clear on their website (or you just want to double check), contact the establishment to see the current state of their music—and then let the good times and tunes roll at these amazing Manassas VA live music venues!

10 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Apartment

Your apartment is your home.

And the more your home reflects your personality, the more it feels like home.

Decorating an apartment takes some special planning. Maximizing usable space is always a consideration, as are any rules about what you can or can’t do (to the walls, for example).

But with some careful consideration and creative thinking, you can make your apartment sing with character. And you don’t have to break the bank to do it!

Here are 10 ways you can add inexpensive apartment decor that wows.

1. Art

Whether a free-standing statue, a table sitting ornament, or a hanging wall decoration, art adds inspiration to any room. There are so many options for finding affordable artwork. The best place to start are thrift stores. Look for full pieces that fit your space or even just lightweight frames. Old calendars can also be taken apart as a great source of wall-based beauty. Just make sure to use those removeable press-and-stick picture hangers that don’t damage walls when removed.

2. Vinyl Wall Decals

This is broken off into its own category because it is a very specialized type of wall art. You can find vinyl wall decals in any size and color, any style and design. From dragons, to famous characters, to blocks of color, vinyl decals are an almost-instant way to add pizazz to your walls. They are always easy to remove, with most being repositionable and reusable (should your design preferences change).

3. Mirrors

More than just ways to see if your shirt looks nice or you have spinach in your teeth, mirrors can be a very easy and inexpensive decorating option for your apartment. Mirrors bounce around light, making rooms feel more open and airy. They reflect the art that is already in your apartment. And just like other art options, they can be floor, table, or wall-based.

4. Throw Rugs

Throw rugs are an easy way to add splashes of color and texture to your space. They are great for an apartment because although they are on the floor, they don’t really take up floorspace. Throw rugs give you more layering options as you decorate your rooms. And they are almost always able to found on sale at local “everything” stores and online. Add a little pizazz underfoot!

5. Accent Blankets

Accent blankets are the throw rugs of furniture. They can be knit or plush, monochrome or colorful. And all you have to do is toss them on something and instant decoration! They make sofas, chairs, even significant others instantly more fashionable. Accent blankets also have the added bonus of being something to cuddle up in.

6. Clothes

Using clothes to add decoration to your apartment isn’t an excuse to just throw laundry around. But a sweater, for example, draped across a table with a book on top can look very erudite and hip. If you have a dress form or mannequin, dressing it nicely in the corner of a room adds some memorable decor. Same goes with hats. Put a few of your favorites on a hat rack, and you have a perfect—and functional—conversation piece.

7. Vintage-style LED Light Bulbs

Sometimes called “Edison” or “filament,” these LED bulbs look like early incandescent models, and have big, exposed “filaments” in classic and unusual shapes. These light bulbs are meant to be bare, showing off their retro-styling while being incredibly energy efficient. You can find them anywhere, and their ubiquity means they don’t cost a lot.

8. Collections

Collecting things is fun. Whether you have a handful of pop culture icons, a garage of old model cars, or a delicate menagerie of glass animals, every collection exists because they contain things that make you happy. It just makes sense, then, to put that happiness on display. Not only will your collections add spice to your apartment, but they’ll also add smiles.

9. Plants

Plants are an easy way to add more color and life (sometimes literally) to your apartment decor. Best of all: there are plants for every level of responsibility. The plants needing the most care will often yield flowers or fruit. Succulents and cacti add life to your apartment without too much care. And fake plants and flowers can at least make it look like you have a green thumb (while also being much less expensive than the real things).

10. DIY Projects

Almost all of the above can be created, customized, or enhanced by you. From painting a picture frame to help your pop art pop, to building a diorama for your action figure collection, to piecing together a lamp made of plumbing featuring your vintage LED bulbs, making your apartment decor yourself is great fun. Dollar stores are the perfect place to shop for DIY ingredients. These stores often change some of their stock throughout the year, meaning you can easily afford seasonal decor.

Decorating your apartment doesn’t have to empty your wallet. We think the above ideas can lead to a bright and personalized place to live—a home surrounded by things that bring you joy—by maximizing inexpensive apartment decor.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market

Since 1988, the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market has been a staple of our community. Growing from the seed of an idea and just a handful of vendors, it’s blossomed into two markets with more than 80 vendors. The City of Manassas Farmer’s Market was voted Northern Virginia’s Best Farmer’s Market in 2020 by Virginia Living Magazine —just one of its many awards.

Though the Farmer’s Markets are open year-round, they’re now in Peak Season Market mode where they become bountiful with the new year’s harvests. New plants, flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits show up as they come in season.

But farmer’s markets aren’t just places to pick up veggies, flowers, and the occasional giant pretzel. Here are five of the biggest ways the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market benefits all of us at Arcadia Run, as well as our entire Manassas community:

1. Stimulate the local economy

A University of California study found that those selling directly to consumers (you) at farmer’s markets generate twice as much local economic activity per dollar of sales when compared to non-direct sellers. You’re not paying for things that are created states or countries away; you’re buying good directly from local farmers, artists, and artisans. An added benefit of supporting local producers is they actually create more local jobs.

2. Preserve local farmland and rural livelihoods

Farming and prospering in a rural environment have never been easy. As jobs and life moves evermore tech-based, a rural life is an even more difficult proposition. From 1992-2007, for example, 21% of mid-sized farms in the U.S. ceased operations. But farmer’s markets don’t just give established farmers a place to sell their wares, they also provide a space and platform for new farmers to build momentum with their own rural businesses. By shopping at the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market, you directly support all your local rural entrepreneurs.

3. Reduce pollution

When you go to a store, the food you purchase travels from the producer through many delivery points before finally appearing on the shelf. This product journey averages an estimated 1,500 miles. But farmer’s markets deliver straight to you, avoiding the need for all that additional travel. This results in a lot less pollution and waste. Yup, that tomato you get from a farmer’s market doesn’t just taste better, but it’s also healthier for you and the planet!

4.Access fresh all-natural foods easier

The term is food desert: a place where it’s difficult to get fresh foods. They exist in parts of urban and suburban communities, and greatly affect the wellbeing of anyone in the desert. Farmer’s markets are a great solution, as straight-from-the-farm food is plentiful. Plus, the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market participates in the SNAP program, making fresh and healthy food even easier for everyone. You can learn more about the SNAP program by emailing Melissa Williams (who also gave us a little more info for this blog post).

5. Explore your community and expand your palate

Farmer’s markets are places where communities gather. As such, you can meet a huge cross-section of Manassas all in one place. Make friends with people from across the county, chat with farmers and artisans from all around the area, and marvel at the work of artists from right next door. You’ll also get to taste all the flavors and tastes that make Manassas so delicious: Peruvian, West-African, Argentinian, Spanish, and more! By exploring the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market, you grow closer to your entire community.

Okay, so now you know some of the great benefits that farmer’s markets bring, but you’re still a little curious as to what to expect. Here are a few highlights of things you can find at the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market:

  • Fresh produce, meats, and eggs from nearby farms
  • Locally made honey and other bee products from apiaries in Stafford County
  • Wine straight from the vineyards and craft brews from small breweries all over Manassas
  • Hand-made gourmet baked goods, vegan chocolates, melt-in-your-mouth fudge, and cinnamon buns bigger than your hand
  • Artisanal clothing, art, and jewelry
  • Wood crafts and kitchen accessories
  • And all sorts of fun things for your home, your kids, and your pets

The City of Manassas Farmer’s Market can be found on Thursdays at the Harris Pavilion in Historic Downtown Manassas, and Saturdays at the Prince William Commuter Car Park. The hours for both markets are 8 am to 1 pm., with Peak Season Markets at both locations running until mid-November.

At Arcadia Run, you’re less than a 15-minute drive from both Farmer’s Market locations. As convenient as a trip to a regular supermarket, the Farmer’s Markets will provide you with the freshest local produce, meats, eggs, spices, and other ingredients. And then you can bring all that deliciousness home to your large Arcadia Run kitchen and create some truly scrumptious (and healthy!) works of culinary perfection. Bon appétit!